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Music Instruction Music Instruction

Award-winning music lessons, ensembles, and group classes for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels — children, teens, and adults.

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Early Childhood Early Childhood

Morning & Full-Day Preschool programs with a full, child-centered curriculum of creative specials like music, science, drama, social and emotional learning, and more!

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Music Therapy Music Therapy

Established in 1966, our pioneering Center for Music Therapy (CMT) uses guided music experiences to help individuals meet life's challenges.

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Bop Stop Bop Stop

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.

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Prospective Suzuki Students

Prospective Suzuki Students

What is the Suzuki method?

The Suzuki Method was founded over fifty years ago by Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist and pedagogue. He applied the basic principles of language acquisition to music learning and called it the "mother-tongue" approach. He believed that, given the right environment, any child could learn to play a musical instrument just as they learn to speak their native tongue. Parent involvement, loving encouragement, and emphasis on a beautiful tone are just a few elements of what makes the Suzuki method special.


What instruments are taught through the Suzuki approach?

The Music Settlement offers Suzuki instruction for the following instruments:

  • Bass
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin

Ready to get started?

Designed for childrenĀ ages 4-6, our Intro to Suzuki course is both a parent education and musical enrichment course. This course will answer any questions you have about becoming a Suzuki parent and serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at TMS.


Is your child older than 6 years old? Parents whose children are older than 6 can still enroll! Contact the Suzuki department to coordinate a private Introduction to Suzuki course.

Related Resources

Components of the Suzuki Program

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Instrument Rentals

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For student who do not own a musical instrument, here is a list of reputable Cleveland businesses that offer instrument rentals.

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...everything I have learned about playing violin is from The Music Settlement, particularly my teacher -- Ms. Callista Koh.

Asha Jha, age 14

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